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Encyclopedia > Peter Butler (golfer)

Peter Butler (born 25 March 1932 in Birmingham) is an English golfer. He turned professional as a teenager in 1947. He featured in the top 20 on the European Order of Merit every year from 1960 to 1979 (most of those seasons falling before the formal debut of the European Tour in 1972. He won fourteen European-Tour equivalent tournaments in the pre-Tour era, that last of them in 1971. He was Captain of the PGA in 1972. He was one of the founders of the European Seniors Tour and finished fourth on the Order of Merit in its 1992 debut season, even though at sixty he was ten years past the minimum age. His only senior win came the following year at the Lawrence Batley International. March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... See also Birmingham, USA, and other places called Birmingham. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The European Seniors Tour is a professional tour for male golfers aged 50 and over. ...

Butler played in the Ryder Cup in 1965, 1969, 1971 and 1973 and represented England at the World Cup in 1969, 1970 and 1973. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...

External links

  • Profile on the European Tour's official site



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